Rainy day activity: paint your own Easter egg

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Easter is a Christian festival where all over the world people celebrate new life and eat lots of delicious chocolate!

Inspired by The World's Cutest Animals Colouring Book, we're joining in and painting Easter eggs in the form of baby animals. Follow the simple steps below – or use our activity sheet – to create your very own painted panda and bunny eggs. Which other critters will you choose to paint?

You will need:

  • White eggs
  • Pencil
  • White paper
  • Scissors
  • Paintbrush
  • Black acrylic paint
  • Black and pink marker pen
  • Clear tape
  • Egg holders
  • Saucepan
  • Water

Ask an adult to help you hard boil the eggs. Place the eggs in a saucepan with cold water, and bring to the boil. Boil for six to seven minutes, then remove the pan from the heat and leave to stand for about 15-20 minutes to allow the eggs to cool down. Then, gather all your Easter activity materials together!

Easter activity equipment

Panda

Step one

Once the eggs are completely cool, you can start. Draw the shapes onto the surface of the egg for the panda’s ears, oval eyes, triangular nose, hands and feet.

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Step two

Use black marker pen or paint to fill in the panda’s eyes and nose.

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Step three

Next, paint the arms and ears with black paint and leave the paint to dry. You can even paint little feet! Alternatively, complete the rest of the look with black marker pen.

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Bunny

Step one

Use a black marker pen to draw dots for eyes, a smiley mouth and whiskers, and a pink marker pen to fill in a small triangular bunny nose. Consider drawing these with pencil first, if easier!

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Step two

Draw rabbit ears, about 3 inches across, onto plain paper.

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Step three

Colour the inside of the ears with pink marker pen.

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Step four

With an adult’s help, carefully cut the ears out.

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Step five

Fold the bottom of each ear forward, then stick both ears onto the back of the egg, facing forwards.

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Now stand back and admire your cute mini animals!

Share a snap of your Easter egg buddies with us on Facebook or Twitter!

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Feeling inspired? Check out last month’s Lonely Planet Kids activity.

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